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Recall old eBay searches with Safari's autofill Web Browsers
I'm not claiming this as the greatest thing since sliced bread but it is quite a nice side-effect of Safari's autofill function.

The annoying thing about sites like eBay is that you don't get an instant list of previous searches (I pick eBay because I first found this there, but it is of course generic). But if you have Safari's autofill switched on, then if you return to a page where you've already done a search, typing the first few letters of that search makes the whole text reappear.

And because Safari ties all this to the particular web page, the autofill doesn't turn up anywhere else.

Like I said, not earth shattering but it makes my life just that little bit easier. I'm running OS 10.2.6 and Safari 1.0.85...
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Safari could do better
Authored by: adrick42 on Oct 01, '03 12:39:51PM

A bit off topic.... but....in the same vein.
Let me start out with saying that Safari is my primary browser of choice.

That being said...
I hate to say I like something about a M$ product but this is something that Safari should (IMHO) model after the Winders version of IE. IE fills the textfields intelligently while displaying all of your previously entered text below, without the buggy auto-complete insisting on a previously typed version of what you entered.
This happens primarily with capital letters expecially in URL's.

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Been working on the issue
Authored by: imagine on Oct 08, '03 05:41:41PM

If Apple doesn't beat us to it, there will soon be a new browser on the block that isn't so useless for getting back to the old and forgotten.

I hope it will, at the least, inspire future releases of Safari. Really don't want to try and replicate the rest of Safari's features, just demo how some parts can be done better.



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Been working on the issue
Authored by: rgray on Oct 09, '03 12:37:01PM
If Apple doesn't beat us to it, there will soon be a new browser (snip) just demo how some parts can be done better. How about a link? It would be nice if, when people allude to something, they would provide a link... one that points to the actual "product page" and not just to versiontracker.

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Been working on the issue
Authored by: imagine on Oct 20, '03 02:20:33AM

I'd give a link if one existed. If you like, call it VaporBrowser for now. An alpha will be available in less than 2 months.



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Recall old eBay searches with Safari's autofill
Authored by: skipwiley on Oct 01, '03 01:50:59PM

That's funny I have been clicking in the blank field and hitting the down arrow, this brings up a list of all the recent phrases I have typed into a field, which I think is much better than typing the first letter, especially if you want a list of all previous entries.



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